The children in Year 5/6 had ‘an amazing time’ during their 6 day residential in Rhos y Gwaliau in North Wales. Highlights included canoeing, gorge-walking, mountain walks, climbing and visiting a slate mine with an underground lake on which they rowed a boat. Each day was action-packed and the evenings were filled with problem-solving activities in the dark, a night walk and a really successful talent show. The food was good and they slept brilliantly...this is the first time we have had to wake everyone up!! Mrs Watts has already seen better quality writing as a result of the trip...having a range of exciting and enriching experiences gives pupils something tangible and stimulating to write about. However the benefits of theses trips goes beyond the learning that is no doubt involved. Confidence-building, teamwork, a feeling of self-worth and the enjoyment and appreciation of the wonders of the world around them are just some of the added extras. They also provide the lasting memories from childhood. Thank you so much to Mrs Watts and Miss Stuart for giving up a week with their own families to accompany the children.